A MAN charged in connection with alleged sexual assaults is due to appear in court next month.

Stephen John Griffiths, of Houston Gardens, Great Sankey, is accused of committing offences in St Helens.

He is charged with intentionally touching a girl, aged 14, contrary to the Sexual Offences Act, on March 9, 2016.

He also faces another charge of intentionally touching a girl, aged 15, between April 7 and April 9, 2017.

Griffiths, 39, is also charged with causing a 15-year-old child to look at an image of a person engaging in sexual activity between March 9, 2017 and March 10, 2018 and with sexual communication with a child between the same dates.

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Griffiths is also charged with making a threatening phone call to obstruct an investigation on June 15, 2019.

He was due at Merseyside Magistrates' Court in July but the case was adjourned due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Griffiths is next due at the court on September 2.